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FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 7:00pm EST
today poorly timed for another reason. chrysler's management forced to bow to the united autoworkers union as the company rehired 13 employees who had been caught drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while on the job. chrysler's spokesman said the company was forced to respect a union arbitrator's decision. and while the president was in michigan, reports that a chinese auto parts company has purchased bankrupt a123 systems, a battery maker that received more than half of a $250 million taxpayer-funded obama stimulus grant. a123 systems was once heralded by energy secretary steven chu as a success story for american manufacturing. the green battery maker blaming weak demand for electric cars for their failure. china, obvioussy, has plans to fix all of that with a little help from the american taxpayer and, of course, the president. wile we focus on the fiscal cliff negotiations, or more appropriately the impasse, many of our state governments aren't in much better shape. state pension systems, unfunded liabilities are now estimated to be in the range of $2.5 trillion to almost $4 t
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 10:00pm PST
be building cars? don't you guys work out at the chrysler factory? >> this right to work in michigan is a big deal. and michigan is about to become a right to work state, where you can't get a job without having to join a union. >> these so-called right to work laws don't have anything do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. >> michigan is ground zero for union activity. >> ♪ gangnam style >> this guy should have never been there. they realized he had done this in 2002 and 2004. apologies don't matter. he said we want american troops, their families, wives and kids, to die, die a painful death. you don't apologize for that. you're a bad person. get him out of the white house. >> you're going to hold what he said in one rap song against the guy for the rest of his life? >> no. just don't stand next to my president. >> psy hanging out with president obama, a billion youtube videos since july, but now he's under fire from the rap that surfaced a year ago with these lyrics. kill those blank yankees who ordered them to torture, kill their mothers, daughters-in-law and father
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 10:00am PST
: well, coming up, a group of chrysler workers got national attention two years ago when a tv news crew caught them drinking and smoking pot on the job. do you remember this tape? chrysler took quick action to dismiss the union members who were clearly working while intoxicated, and the story ended there. until we got a jaw-dropping update today on what the bailed-out automaker did to finally resolve this issue. you will not believe this. >>> and brand new word from the intel community suggests america's days as the world's sole superpower are numbered. we'll tell you why and who could be next. >>> and this south korean rapper seen smashing a toy american tank just played at the white house christmas party. the controversial fallout over that decision and what he said, next. >> our men and women are willing to sacrifice their lives for you, for me, for the freedoms that we enjoy every single day just as my son did, and then we have someone like this individual who has called for the murder of our troops and our families being in a place of honor? that's disgusting. you won't take my lif
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 9:20am EST
atheists, chrysler workers caught on camera drinking and smoking pot get their jobs back. we'll talk to the reporter who broke the story two years ago. how many gun stores are there in america? how many grocery stores are there? the comparative numbers my surprise you. we've got a lot of opinions coming in to us on "varney & company" and we want to keep it flowing. varney@foxbusiness.com is how you reach us. i've got seven early movers for you, high profits, but less money coming in in the packaging company, greece it's called. what's with the stock? it's up about 4%. the rare earth mining company molycorp ousted its chief executive officer. it's down a little. profits disappointing seismic equipment maker geospace, down and dupont buying back a billion dollars worth of its stock and it's up just a little. health insurer aetna expects higher profits next year, it's up. and microsoft has wrapped up production of its new surface tablet and it, too, moving higher in the early going, i own some microsoft stock. netflix says it needs many more subscribers to be profitable. nonetheless it'
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
their use may have already begun. we'll talk about that next. >>> this made i grateful riding in a chrysler, right? remember the workers that were caught boozing and looked like they were high a couple years ago. and they were fired. now they're back on the job. how is that even possible? piles of money and tons of questions coming up. ♪ ally bank. why they have a thomas sargentate cd.tonigh, nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world..tonigh, professor sargent,can you te what cd rates will be in twyears? no. if he can't, no e can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. melissa: the latest from syria this shocking video which we have not been able to authenticate, shows a shell in duma nd traces of chemical weapons. syrian conflict growing more frightening by the day. we have the founder of islamic forum for democracy says the key to solving this crisis on the screen is understanding that money that is driving it. i know you're literally on layover. you're on your way to the middle east tonight. thanks so much fo
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 12:00am EST
that next. >>> this made i grateful riding in a chrysler, right? remeer workers that were caught boozing and looked like they were high a couple years ago. and they were fired. now they're back on the job. how is that even possible? piles of money and tons of questions coming u ♪ [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at res.. while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis sympto. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hourelief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus,n clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical functn so moving is easier. celebrex cabe taken with or without food. and it not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benets with theisks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen, and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the chance of heartttack or
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
of chrysler union workers, well, somehow they got their job back. we'll tell you how. martha: plus a growing number of republicans saying they are willing to give in on taxes. is it a gamble that is worth it though? we'll ask senator lindsey graham what he thinks. >> let's face it. he does have the upper hand on taxes. you have to pass something to keep that from coming. -- happening obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. bill: the eccentric software millionaire john mcafee speaking out from a guatemala detention center asking to return back to the after being detained for the shooting death of a man in belize. steve harrigan live in miami on these allegatio
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
will be here. and then is it legal on legalizing marijuana and chrysler ordered it to rehire some workers caught smoking pot on the job. we hope you stay >> bill: in the stossel matter segment tonight. big stossel program this thursday entitled science vs. god. county two coexist? here now is stossel from our new york studios. so i understand stossel you don't believe in god? you are a heathen? >> i guess i am a heathen. i mean, i would like to believe in god. i envy those of you who do but i have vide. i can't get there. >> bill: okay. you know what? if it's a sincere belief system on your part, i don't think anybody on earth misthe right to criticize you and that's just the way i believe. conscience is conscience. what is the headline of your special? what is the most important thing that we'll learn? >> well, we'll have to see what they say. i'm eager to hear what some scientists who nuclear face physicists explain how they get there. if religious people are happier, they find nor purpose in life i would love to be a believer. >> bill: you are going to try to get from these pinhead neu
Current
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
more for the auto industry? not barack obama. obama took g.m. and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. strangers and ignoring our friends. the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. >> cenk: politico is a fact-checking organization and they've been doing something over the last couple of years "the lie of year." >> obama: took g.m. and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> cenk: oh, my god, they're moving all the jeep jobs to china. then the ceo put out a statement. i feel obliged to state our position. jeep production will not be used tofrom the united states to children. it is inaccurate to suggest anything different. they knew it wasn't true, and even after this statement mitt romney kept saying over and over again, they're going to move all the jeep jobs to china. can you believe it? so that wound up being lie of the year for political fact. they asked readers to pick out the top lies of the year. the top five. her
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
and they went to bat at chrysler. do you remember when we told you about the chrysler workers who were smoking pot and drinking deer, that is lunch hour. that is a break out in the -- that does look like pot. the company chrysler has had to hire them back. they released a statement while the company doesn't agree with the ultimate decision of the arbitrator, we respect the grievance procedure process and the relationship with the uaw. folks, how would you like to buy the car that built by those guys in the afternoon? >> gretchen: it is interesting, i wonder how important it was it was off duty conduct. there must be rules written in as long as they were not doing it technically on duty and were on lunch duty. i am not a lawyer. but i bet that was part of the arbitrator deciding in their favor, but it goes to show why all . people are showing up in michigan today because if you are part of the union. they are great, they are great at keeping your jobs for you. they are. >> eric: any other job on the planet. if you were caught in the parking lot drinking one of the bottles was beer and smoking p
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 3:00pm PST
, but their government works. what they are doing makes sense. chrysler has been forced to rehire employees caught drinking and possibly smoking marijuana during a lunch break. the fox affiliate in detroit took this video in 2010. 13 workers were fired and go suspended. the union-backed arbitration process ordered them reinstated. they came back to work this week. chrysler says it does not agree with the decision, but it's time to move on. and hundreds of michigan teachers called in sick or took vacation days today. most were believed to be participating in union protests against michigan's right-to-work legislation now law. that we told you about earlier in the program. at least two entire school districts had to shut down today. meanwhile the department of education is giving michigan students he some very poor grades. it says 72% of public school eighth graders are not proficient in reading and 69% are not proficient in math. math is at the center of our next story. democrats are claiming they have already voted to take a trillion-dollar bite out of the budget deficit through spending cuts. ton
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 8:00pm PST
, united auto workers and when chrysler dismissed, terminated 13 of these people and suspended two other employees, ultimately they were reinstated. it took this amount of time. they said you know what? there was insufficient evidence. >> insufficient evidence? we just saw them on television doing it you are absolutely right who made the decision? >> arbitrators. >> wait, wait, wait. if the president of chrysler doesn't want him back on the job. >> doesn't matter. >> collective bargaining and because of that the june appealed the fact that chrysler terminated these employees. they are entitled to as union employees to receive collective bargaining and have an arbitration they have reinstated it. >> who ordered it? >> the arbitrator in the state of michigan that was in charge of that area. >> the arbitrator ordered these guys back correct because they said there was insufficient evidence. there was no charges. this is suffice the fact that a reporter we spoke to mr. well check from fox 2 the news area there, he actually saw it, witnessed it, broke the story, smelled the pot, the whole thi
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
marijuana and chrysler ordered it to rehire some workers caught smoking pot on the job. we hope you stay tuned to those reports. lly wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. [ metal rattling ] ♪ hello? boo! i am the ghost of meals past. when you don't use new pam, this is what you get. residue? i prefer food-based phantasm, food-tasm. poultry-geist works too if you used chicken. [ laughs ] resi-doodle-doo. [ female announcer ] bargain brand cooking spray can leave annoying residue. but new pam leaves up to 99% less residue. new pam helps you keep it off. >> bill: in the stossel matter segment tonight. big stossel program this thursday entitled science vs. god. county two coexist? here now is stossel from our new york studios. so
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 9:20am EST
to the mayor of lansing, virg bernaro next hour. and remember the chrysler workers smoking and drinking during the lunch break? two suspended and they got their jobs back. that was an arbitrator's ruling. under the union contract they were on their own time. chrysler says it disagrees with the decision, can't change it, that's the example of the union's power. and tell us what you think about the workers getting their jobs back. and we'll read some on the air. more fantasy island in california, coming up after the break, why california's green energy policies just don't work and we're also going to bring you the opening bell and we've got more companies issuing special dividends before the end of the year. including the one that runs victoria's secrets. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that hes block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. relieving the pain quickly. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97
FOX News
Dec 8, 2012 3:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 2:00pm PST
and sold chrysler who were going to build jeeps in china. mitt romney will fight for every american job. >> of course, that's the jeep ad, michael crowley. sometimes these guys get caught in realtime because the governor of the state and everybody said didn't happen. >> right. well, chris, this is one of those wonderful examples where something can be factually accurate and still a complete lie. in other words, the language in that ad i believe stands up. that chrysler was going to begin making jeeps in china. >> for chinese. >> right. right. it made perfect sense. a lot of auto-companies do this. obviously, that's the clear implication of the ad. so the fundamental message is a lie. they just covered thems enough with the language. maybe they thought they wouldn't get called out on it. i think they were desperate to win ohio. maybe it was a net loss. >> i think it's one of those things like voter suppression. whiplash against it. thank you so much, michael. thank you, jonathan. same with you. when we return, let me finish with the ultimate triumph this year of, believe it or not. these
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm EST
to get out there and start looking. chrysler rehiring union workers it fired after very public embarrassing incident. why the turn around? >> a local television statement had videotape of these workers on a break looking like they were smoking pot, drinking. this is a very public story in detroit. people were outraged saying, look, there is the problem with you with the union workers. they violate terms. they went to mediator and the mediator said, can you prove they were smoebing pot? ? no. can you prove they were drinking alcohol? no. so the mediator said you have to rehire them. chrysler is not happy. they put out a statement saying, yes, he had to rehire the employees. while the company does not agree with the ultimate decision of the arbitrator, we respect the grievance process as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement and our relationship with the uaw. these workers are going back on the job. but this is the kind of thing in detroit people look at and say, give me a break. these guys were caught doing something on camera that was clearly maybe not legally could b
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am PST
, thousand, the cooper union has maintained $600 million endowment. it owns the land beneath the chrysler building, but the school says it's operating at a loss and the shortfall has to come from somewhere, including from the students. never mind what the school's founder and namesake said about a free education for any student. if you know anything about students, you know the evolving school tuition policy has not been accepted by the student body. they did not shrug and say, oh, well, before stopping in for a student loan application. instead right now they're staging a sit-in. they barricaded themselves inside an eighth floor rook in the clock tower where lincoln spoke on that legendary night. they've been there since monday setting up camp. we're here, we're staying, we forgot coffee. they demanded the school, quote, publicly affirm its commitment to free education. this morning another group of students invited themselves to the meeting of the board of trustees so they could take minutes arguing they needed transparency and student involvement. students are fighting against rising t
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
of collapse. gm, chrysler were all on the brink of failure and if they failed, the suppliers and distributors getting the business from those countries, they would have died off, too. even ford could have gone down. production halted. factories shuttered. once proud companies shopped up, sold off for scraps. and all of you, the men and women who built these companies with your own hands, would have been hung out to dry. and everybody in this community that depends on you, restaurant owners, storekeepers, bartenders. they -- their livelihoods would have been at stake, too. so i wasn't about to let that happen. i placed my bet on american workers. we bet on american ingenuity. i'd make that same bet any day of the week. three and a half years later that bet is paying off. this industry's added over 250,000 new jobs. american auto industry is back. and companies like diamler know you're still a smart bet. they could have made their investments somewhere else but they didn't. and if you ask them whether it was a tough call, they tell you it wasn't even close. so the word's going out all around th
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm PST
't get fired in the south? >> eric: chrysler said we don't like to decision. we would have fired them but they can't. >> kimberly: they have protection. bostonright to work means whoever is not a union member gets the sweat they put in to it to get the good jobs. they're scabs because they don't put in the union political fund. >> dana: 24 states have lower unemployment rate and other states are not right to work, while shouldn't michigan, at least they have a democratic process. it's passed. the governor has been thoughtful about it. people, majority of people support it. why not let them try something that would alter history? >> kimberly: why not? >> bob: why not bad handguns in countries that don't have murder. here we ban them and it -- >> greg: the funny thing is we talk about greece, but before there was greece, there was detroit. detroit is greece. if it was only the acropolis. dead city. people left because they couldn't make a living, the unions suffocate pod tenial. >> bob: true about toledo and cleveland and cincinnati? the northern cities that have had bleed of workers? >
Current
Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
pass in michigan? >> the irony is yesterday chrysler announced $120 million investment in michigan. 115 new jobs. michigan has helped lead the economic comeback for this country in part because of historic collective bargaining agreements between the detroit three and the united autoworkers. we have a labor management partnership that works. this, as you said was about politics. it was about gutting organized labor and the irony is i work for a labor management fund connected with a laborer's union and we invest almost $5 million a year in apprenticeship and training programs. we operate skilled workers to build complicated infrastructure projects like the governor wants to build in this state. so it will make michigan less competitive. it puts us in a race to the bottom with low-wage, low-skill states, that's bad for our state. >> eliot: tim, you were one of the leaders in the legislature. many of us looking at michigan and think is a state that voted for president obama. just re-elected debbie stabenow
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 2:00pm PST
examples. but then the topics on the union, chrysler wanted to fire workers who were spot smoking spot and getting drunk. they were off the clock and came back to work on the assembly line. the arbitration guy said you have to hire them back. fair or unfair? >> i'm trying to get over this. if i got scarred for every time somebody called me fat i'd be nothing but scar tissue. it doesn't bother me. >> kimberly: you like it because i said i like meaty men. >> bob: what is the big deal? he said fat. >> dana: didn't say it to their face. it was on the receipt. >> bob: if you fired everybody out smoking on the lunch break after the country would be out of work. >> eric: may i weigh in? >> dana: yes. >> eric: this is the problem with america we're worried about firing people. business owners if you want fire them because they called someone fat, fire them. guess what? he is not going to get employed until he turns his ways around. fire away. fire that guyer radio d.j. good luck getting more radio d.j.s. turned around and the unions tell you, you can't fire someone for doing something wrong th
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm EST
people is in 2010 there were 13 sort of chrysler workers who were fired for using alcohol and marijuana on the job making cars. two years later all 13 of them got their jobs back basically because of union backed arbitration and let them go back to work. union rules to not make a very efficient and what everybody is looking to do is basically to ban the automatic deductions from payrolls going to union fees for those who don't join union workers. they're trying to be very pro-worker. tracy: let's face it. i don't want to be forced at work, don't want to feel as a worker so it is good for me too. it feels almost odd entire south is still union where you get your northeast states all rights to work. why is there such a division? >> i really can't tell you, but it's postmarked the mentality the workers should be freed to make their own decisions. while republicans can push the bill through. obviously the unions and the uaw are crying uncle, but the time has come. tracy: union membership is falling precipitously. now you have political donations being the only reason the president is in thi
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
ad that said the same thing, and they continued to repeat it even after chrysler and the fact checkers had said it was simply not true. jeep was actually expanding its production in the u.s. the reason it was thinking of building, that it's planning to build a plant in china is to meet the increased demand for jeeps in china, so it was just blatantly false and yet they persisted with it. >> you know what's interesting, too, remember when the chrysler ceo, sergio marchione had to put out a statement basically saying, liar, liar, pants on fire, this is not going to happen. that's never, or more nicely i'm obliged to unambiguously restate our position. jeep production will not be moved from the united states to china. it is inaccurate to suggest anything different. there were strategists who were stunned that this ad, that this was being said, because they thought it was kind of signaled a desperate move. what was the runner-up, what was the next runner-up that could have been picked as the biggest lie? >> well we had ten finalists and i should note that we had a reader's poll wh
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
to bail out detroit, especially after we bailed out gm and chrysler already. >> larry, i say let it fail. i'm sorry. you have. to i want those people to have local control. they fought for that local control. they should have a vote. the citizens of the city of detroit should have a vote. but it should fail when it goes wrong. that's what has to happen. the good news is we've now got in michigan as of yesterday we've got legislation pass today make michigan a right to work state. that's going to have a big impact down the road. >> i like that. i like the failure idea. free market capitalism is about success and failure. and as the great free market capitalist nobel prize winner wrote, of the two, doc, sometimes failure teaches us more than success. i like your point very, very much. all right. doc thompson coming out of detroit, thanks very much. >>> now let's talk about the cuts plan for the federal workforce. with the countdown to the fiscal cliff at 24 days, the "washington post" reporting today that federal agencies are sharpening their plans before spending cuts, layoffs, fur lows a
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm PST
been scheduled to help announce daimler-chrysler's factory expansion outside detroit. president obama took the opportunity to tell the workers and michigan republican leaders where he stands on union busting. >> we should do everything we can to encourage companies like daimler to keep investing in american workers. and, by the way, what we shouldn't do -- i just got to say this -- what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages or working conditions. we shouldn't be doing that. you know -- [ cheering and applause ] you know, these so-called right-to-work laws, they don't have to do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> this is what the president is talking about. a union membership goes down. as it goes down, all middle class income shrinks. without collective bargaining, workers lose the power to demand better wages. this is a direct attack on the middle class. >> you only have to look to michigan where workers were instrumental in revivi
MSNBC
Dec 11, 2012 2:00pm PST
, and chrysler, our in my opinion made sacrifices so we could get more economic development, more product, investment, billions of dollars is going into michigan because of unions and collective bargaining helping not just union workers but workers, all workers throughout the state. and you know, chris, and i know, in right to work states, average income is down, average wages is down, not as much pension or retirement security is in union states, less spending on k through 12 education, less spending on infrastructure. why? because workers make less, less tax revenue coming in. right to work is bad for americans. >> why do people like the koch brothers oppose unionization, mr. hagerstom. >> unions will stont to thrive and to go forward. this gives individuals the right to determine what happens to their hard-earned money. you do not have to give your hard-earned money to a private organization to keep your job. it's that simple. it's that sirm. this is going to move michigan forward. it's going to move our state forward, allow us to compete for great paying jobs. we believe the uaw, they
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
and chrysler and this changes a lot for the people in michigan. >> gretchen: this is a huge epic fight. the idea that michigan is a right to work state. indiana did it 10 months ago as you know. but there is a gop house and i believe the senate is controllled stunningly by republicans and look at this revolt now. this is similar to what we saw in wisconsin . what will happen with the right to work statute. it will eexempt firefighters and police officers and end mandatory dues for public and private unions. >> brian: people have choices to check the box. we'll listen to governor rick snyder of michigan. >> in the unions are strong in michigan and they did a lot of good in terms of work issues . people wanted to join the union. but today we give the workers a choice and give them an opportunity to say do we want to belong to the union. i don't see it antiunion. workers should want to join and be part. it is a worker choice . the second thing it is economic development. we watched what went on in indiana. they have seen a significant increase talking about thousands of jobs to their stat
CNN
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
, general motors, chrysler on the line, you've got to be part of the uaw, part of the united auto workers. this would not only affect public sector workers like teachers but those private sector workers like auto workers. three bills passed, two in the senate last night, one in the house. the governor, rick schneider, very supportive of this legislation. it's expected to be taken up here again at the state capitol on tuesday. i want you to take a listen to jeff breslin. then you'll hear from the governor. >> to be pro worker, give freedom of choice to our workplace and that legislators moved promptly and efficiently, moving it through the legislature and when it arrives on my desk, i plan on signing it. >> in the state of michigan we've had a fledgling economy for some time, way down at the bottom of the list in the country. we've just started to make a comeback. bypassing right to work, that's taken that comeback and cutting the legs out from underneath t it's going to hurt the economy. it's going to hurt the state. it's going to hurt the citizens. >> the governor's argument is that it m
Current
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
of having the lie of the year! that would be president obama sold chrysler to italy which would then move u.s. jeep production to china. chrysler denied the claim. the media said it was untrue. the public was outraged. the romney campaign spread it anyway. we're back after the alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ male announcer ] red lobster's hitting the streets to tell real people about our new 15 under $15 menu. oh my goodness! oh my gosh this looks amazing! [ male announcer ] our new maine stays! 15 entrees under $15 seafood, chicken and more! oo! the tilapia with roasted vegetables! i'm a
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 3:00am PST
are world competition, we ran into bankruptcy. chrysler now twice . we see it in the southern states where the plants are. they were not the ones that went bankrupt in 2008 and 9. it really is a tough choice and i sympathize with the unions. but in the global economy where you compete on wages and other units of production . you can either have high wages with low employment or as obama said spread around the wealth. >> gretchen: michigan is the heart of the labor industry in this nation specifically whether so many cars are made and the unions are powerful there. it is emblematic and we look back on history. this move to make michigan a right to work state will be historic for that reason alone . what needs to be so clear in the discussion, it is really about choice. it is not about tamping down people's rights. it is actually moving them up and saying you now have a choice. you can pay your dues to the union, or you can choose not to pay the dues. >> steve: what happened in michigan is a great thing. because any time the government insists that you have to pay to go in and get a paycheck
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
of collapse. gm, chrysler were all on the brink of failure. and if they failed, the suppliers and distributors that get their business from those companies, they would have died off, too. even ford could have gone down -- production halted. factories shuttered. once proud companies chopped up and sold off for scraps. and all of you -- the men and women who built these companies with your own hands -- would have been hung out to dry. and everybody in this community that depends on you -- restaurant owners, storekeepers, bartenders -- their livelihoods would have been at stake, too. so i wasn't about to let that happen. i placed my bet on american workers. we bet on american ingenuity. i'd make that same bet any day of the week. [applause] three and a half years later, that bet is paying off. this industry has added over a quarter of a million new jobs. assembly lines are humming again. the american auto industry is back. and companies like daimler know you're still a smart bet. they could have made their investment somewhere else, but they didn't. and if you ask them whether it was a tough call
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 10:00am PST
know gm is still in trouble financially. chrysler isn't even an american company anymore, it's owned by the italians. it has been a colossal disaster, and it's going to continue to be. the unions with their work rules and exceptions and restrictions on workers -- not so much the paycheck. most of the three big japanese makers in the south that are not dominated by unions do not have those work rules, but they pay about the same dollars per hour in many wages. so the wages can be paid, it's the crazy union work rules and defending people who drink on on the job, for example, that cause problems that are running american business out of the country. alisyn: all right. lars larson, leslie marshall, kudos for being able to debate over the cacophony coming out of lansing. >> hey, we didn't have any beeps. >> kick those union thugs out. alisyn: thank you so much. >>> meanwhile, a popular u.s. retailer now under fire for including a series of profanity-laced items in its annual christmas catalog. why they did it. >>> plus, a 6-year-old girl near death from leukemia making a miraculous recov
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